Trader Joe's is kind of like your cool, crunchy granola aunt who makes living healthy the hottest trend of the year, every year. The grocery chain never ceases to amaze us with new good-for-you snacks we need to get our hands on — just this week we discovered its buttermilk protein pancake mix! But something else is on our radar now that should be on yoursm too: Trader Joe's Organic Watermelon Jerky.
This quirky product has been floating around the social sphere since Winter. Trusted Instagram user @traderjoeslist, who posts inside scoops about TJ's latest finds, shared a photo of the watermelon jerky in January. While a TJ's employee commented on that the product wasn't on the official company website (it still isn't), meaning it hadn't officially launched at that point, people have since been able to find this one-ingredient snack in the dried fruit section of their local stores.
For under $4, you'll get dehydrated watermelon with no additives and a texture similar to jerky, according to Instagram user @traderjoesvegan, who posted about this popping up at a Portland, OR, Trader Joe's on April 23. And, it really does just have a single ingredient listed: watermelon. One package contains 210 calories, zero fat, 49 grams total carbs, three grams of fibre and protein, and 38 grams total sugar (with zero added sugar).
Bon Appétit said it tastes exactly like you'd expect dried watermelon to taste, and it's "soft, sticky, slightly chewy." PureWow called it "addictively good." Instagram user @traderjoesvegan described it as "watermelon without the juice." We're very curious now, and if you're interested, try to track this jerky-alternative down at a TJ's near you! Ahead, check out the full nutritional information, provided by @traderjoesvegan.